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Friday, April 20, 2018


DNC sues Wikileaks

Headline: "Democrats file suit alleging Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign"

Leave aside the question of suing Russia and the Trump campaign, and focus on Wikileaks. When Wikileaks released emails from the DNC and Podesta, the Clinton campaign said as vociferously as they could that no one should read them because they were fake. In fact, however, they weren't, they were completely real. The DNC is thus suing Wikileaks for TELLING THE TRUTH about what they were doing. Put another way, they are suing Wikileaks for doing journalism. A VERY DANGEROUS development if it moves forward.

I need to add, because people are always saying "but her emails", that "her emails" in that phrase actually refers to the fact (NOT revealed by Wikileaks) that Clinton maintained a private server for her emails and possibly mishandled classified information, and that she destroyed many of them. It's THOSE emails that James Comey was involved with, and which arguably DID have an effect on the election.

The hacked (or leaked) emails from Podesta and the DNC are a different category of emails. First of all, they got minuscule amounts of coverage compared to the ones above. And second of all, what did we learn that we didn't already know? The DNC was biased in favor of Clinton over Sanders? No s**t, Sherlock! Hillary Clinton gives speeches to Wall Street banks and, lo and behold, she didn't chastise them for being greedy? Again, tell me something I don't know! IMHO, no serious case can be made that those emails, the ones which were the original focus of the government's claim of Russian interference, had any effect on the election whatsoever. And if they did (which, as I just said, I don't believe), it isn't because they were "fake news". It's because they were true.

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